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    Default [Ceramic] Cathedral of the Blessed Saint Basil

    This was my final project in my high school cermaics class. The assignment was the make a house. I'm a fan of Russian Orthodox architecture, so I asked if I could do Saint Basil's. Little did I realise how many months of effort would be involved. I even came in after I graduated to finish it. It barely fit into the kiln.

    I had to purchase my own red glazes, since they contained lead. Halfway through I realised that I put the large towers on the corners when they should have gone on the sides (the basic floor plan is square). So I had to add four artificial corners in front of the small towers. The proportions of the central tower are off, but it's still pretty impressive.

    I had to do a teapot before I was done with this, so I designed it to resemble the bell tower. Never has a more impractical tea server been created.

    I was meaning to put in the crosses on top of the onions domes but I never got around to it.
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    Beautiful!!
    I cannot even imagine how many hours of hard work something like this needs...
    Personally i like the architecture of Orthodox monasteries better than churches (especially Romanian and Greek).

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    Wow, that's fantastic! Some of the towers seem a bit slanted, but it looks really good.

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    THIS IS LOVE.

    You had better have gotten top marks for those, because if not I want to know why.

    Gorgeous stuff. The best part is that you didn't try to over - complicate it: it's at exactly the right level, it doesn't feel crowded.

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    Your teacher must have been very impressed.
    I'd give you and A for effort and an A+ for extra awesomeness.

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    OMG AMAZING~!!!!

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    It's cool.

    ...But now what are you going to do with it? Display it in your living room? That was a dumb assignment.

    You did good on it though.

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    As a musician I understand the amount of work that was required to make that. You have my respect.

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    That's pretty cool.
    Did you use lead paint in the teapot server

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    I would like to see the teapot too.

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    My teacher was amused that I had to ask if I would get an A.

    I used lead paint on the outside of the tea server, but a clear nontoxic glaze on the inside. It's really too impractical to actually serve tea in; too bulky and heavy.
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    Maybe if you had made the hollow inside bigger.. :P anyway, it's a great object to have around. Bravo!

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    Very cool!

    Jeez, I never knew that people outside of Russia like Russian church achitecture ^^

    Good work!

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